The all new Hyundai Eon's appearance is so swanky, you need to be constantly reminded that it is a budget hatchback. That tells you about Hyundai's approach towards the Eon to make customers believe that they are buying a proper modern car and not something that has been hanging around for a long time.
Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture design language has been brilliantly executed on the Korean carmaker's cheapest car yet. Upfront, the car shares a resemblance with other Hyundai vehicles, thanks to its smart hexagonal grille and large swept-back headlamps.
The Eon's wide-opening doors reveal a smart interior. Beige is the colour of choice for the lower portion of the dash and door pads (on all variants), the hexagonal theme from the car's frontal styling is carried over to the dashboard as well.
The vehicle is equipped with CD player features AUX and USB connectivity. It also has a deceptively small central AC vents that do a fine job of channelling air through the cabin.
The Eon comes with a fair amount of space to store odds and ends. However, rear passengers have to make do with a single bottle-holder just behind the gearbox.
The Eon's boot is spacious at 215 litres. Hyundai has equipped the Eon with a three-cylinder, 814cc engine. In essence, this is the 1.1-litre motor that powers the i10, with one cylinder less. The engine does, however, get a counter balance to keep vibrations in check. Bore and stroke measure 67 x 77mm while the engine features a three-valves-per-cylinder SOHC arrangement. Peak power output is 55bhp. The Eon shares its five-speed transmission with the Santro and features a mechanical linkage.
Visit Carpenters Motors today to take advantage of the Hyundai Eon. They are located in Suva, Lautoka, Labasa, Nadi and Walu Bay.